After captivating us with his music, Adnan Sami is all set to make his acting debut with Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru’s next film Afghan – In Search Of A Home. He will be seen playing the role of an Afghani musician in this movie.
Adnan is looking forward to acting in the film which is very different from shooting music videos. He will be living a character that he can empathize with well owing to his Afghan roots. The character has been inspired from the stories of his forefathers. “We belong to the royal family of King Amanullah and still have palaces in Herat, Afghanistan. My great grandfather conquered Kafirastan and renamed it Nuristan. My grandfather was a provincial governor. After my father’s death, I’m the family patriarch now. I’ve never spoken about that part of my life because I didn’t want my family to open any doors for me but carve a niche on my own. Since I took a path no one had tread, they didn’t know which doors to open anyway,” he said. The film is going to be an interesting mix of drama, emotion, and music as told by the makers and it will definitely be exciting to watch Adnan play a musician given his prowess in the field.
This project will be Adnan’s first one as an Indian. He came to India in 1999 and after a long drawn out battle, the singer was awarded citizenship of India. “Under a Special Clause the Government of India can grant citizenship to someone for exemplary services in the field of art, science and sport. The clause, in existence since 1955, was applied for the first time in my case. And finally, the country I’d accepted as my aashiyana 17 years ago, the India jise mein qabool tha, became my own. It was a spectacular finale,” he said.
In his Afghani avatar, Adnan is sporting a turban and looks charming and very different from his previous appearances even though he has Afghani roots himself. Afghan- In Search Of A Home is the story of a musician refugee from Afghanistan who flees his country of birth under extenuating circumstances, in search of identity and a home. Adnan was last seen on screen playing a ‘qawwal’ in Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Reports are that he only did it for the sake of Salman, one of his oldest friends. Adnan had also become a sensation when he worked hard and lost almost 160 kilograms of his weight in six years.
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The Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru movie is going to be a celebration of the Indo-Afghan brotherhood and Adnan is reportedly going to travel all across India and Afghanistan for the shooting. We hope that Adnan rocks his acting debut just like he has captivated us with his songs before.
The singer became a father to a beautiful girl Medina born on May 10th. It’s been a month and the baby already has her father wrapped around her finger. “I’ve become an expert in shopping for baby girls, from hats and shoes to frocks and a baby suit that has ‘No dating allowed… ever’ scrawled across as a warning to future suitors, a la Robert De Niro in Meet The Fockers,”, he laughed.